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March 28, 1885


JAMA. 1885;IV(13):361-362. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390880025012

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Berlin, March 5, 1885.

Gusserow on Puerperal Fever and Erysipelas. The Coloring of Tuberculous Material for Bacilli Examination. Dr. Martin's Operations. A New Field for Therapeutical Investigation.

Dr.Gusserow has recently published, in the Archiv.f, Gynäk, an interesting paper on "Erysipelas and Puerperal Fever," the main points of which are as follows: The old argument of puerperal fever arising from erysipelas and vice versa was thoroughly discussed by Hirsch and Zuelzer, and by Hugenberger in this same journal. Virchow's labors went to prove the identity of the two; especially was such true of puerperal infection of the pelvic cellular tissue and erysipelas; and that clinical observations and anatomical demonstrations do not always coincide. He then gives the histories of fourteen cases of erysipelas, all of which appeared in an epidemic of puerperal fever, the number of cases suffering from the latter being very great. There could be no rational inference that

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